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Rapper Kodak Black is officially a free man.

After spending several months behind bars, the rapper is out and ready to tackle life again. Dieuson Octave, the Florida native’s legal name, posted an emotional message on Instagram following his Thursday morning release and suggested he is ready to see his loved ones.

“I’m happy to finally be going home to my family and friends,” he wrote on the social media website. “I look forward to clearing my name in the very near future. I want to thank God, my family, my team (Vanessa, Phatboy and James McMillan), Atlantic Records, my lawyers and all of my fans for your continuous love and support.”

He added, “I can’t wait to get back to doing what I love most – working at being the illest rapper alive.”

Octave was sentenced to four months behind bars back in September, stemming from two misdemeanor drug charges. The 19-year-old pleaded no contest to single counts of misdemeanor possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of weed paraphernalia.

The September sentencing, however, was not nearly the beginning of the rapper’s legal woes.

Octave was arrested twice in April 2016; the first time he was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of cannabis and fleeing from an officer. The second time, he was taken into custody and charged with armed robbery and false imprisonment.

However, prior to his release in connection with the second April arrest, officials discovered two outstanding criminal warrants which kept the rapper from being sent home. The first warrant was for an alleged felony sexual misconduct in South Carolina and the other — the two counts of misdemeanor cannabis possession.

Despite already serving time for the April arrest, a judge tacked on an extra 120 days for the marijuana charges; meanwhile, the charges still stand for the sexual assault case.


Girl Power Prevails At The 2017 American Music Awards



Music’s most amazing night went down Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. and we have to say the night was all about the ladies!

That’s right the 45th American Music Awards had some major moments and some major girl power starting with Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

The duo got the show started singing R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”, but it was their solo performances that had fans going nuts.

Kelly Clarkson returned to the stage and had everyone on their feet with a medley of her classic tracks and new single “Love So Soft.”

While Pink took her career to new heights leaping off the side of a building while performing her hit single “Beautiful Trauma.”

Christina Aguilera, paid tribute to Whitney Houston with a commemorative performance for the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard.

But the #Majah moment of the night had to be Diana Ross. The Motown legend was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and performed some of her greatest hits before accepting the honor.


Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images




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